Mangaluru: St Aloysius Gonzaga School celebrates feast of patron Saint

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Mangaluru, Jun 24: St Aloysius Gonzaga School celebrated the feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga, the patron saint of the Aloysius Institutions, on June 19. Fr Avinash D’Souza SJ, Mangaluru, offered the holy mass, which was attended by all Catholic students and teachers.


A cultural programme was organised for the students of Classes VI to XII on June 20.  Fr Anthony Derrick SJ, campus minister and lecturer at St Aloysius PU College, Mangaluru, was the chief guest of the programme. In his message, he emphasised the three ‘E’s – Endure, Encounter, and Engage, and how to implement these qualities in daily life.

The programme for Classes I to V was graced by Fr Balaraju R SJ, secretary and treasurer of Mangaluru Jesuit Educational Society, as the chief guest. Addressing the students, he elaborated on the life of St Aloysius Gonzaga and stressed the importance of helping others with knowledge and time. Principal Fr Melwyn Anil Lobo SJ, highlighted three qualities of St Aloysius Gonzaga’s life; single-minded devotion to God, excellence in everything, and the saint’s involvement in helping people.

The cultural programme included skits, special songs, dances, and a video presentation showcasing the life of the patron saint. International Yoga Day was observed with a yoga display performed by students. Vice-principals Laurel D’Souza and Aparna Suresh were present during the celebration. Sweets were distributed to enhance the joy of the patron saint's feast.





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